FAQs

Who can create a profile on the directory?

Anybody who creates art of any form – from painting to music to film to dance and on – whether professionally or not, is welcome to create a profile on the Creatives’ Directory. Similarly, anybody working in the creative industries, or whose work aligns them with creatives (for example fundraisers who work with artists or artistic organisations) is also welcome to join. The directory has historically been focussed on the Sheffield City region but if you live in a neighbouring area – Barnsley, Rotherham, the Peaks etc – then please do feel free to add a profile.

Who searches the directory?

The directory is an ideal way for businesses and individuals who are looking for a creative to carry out work (for example design, sound recording, video editing etc) to find the right person for the job – either by searching for an individual they know of, or for the skill they had in mind. It is also a great way for creatives to connect in order to collaborate and share skills and knowledge.

Do I have to pay to make use of the directory?

You do not need to pay either to host a profile on the directory, or to search it. This is a free service kindly provided by Sheffield City Council, intended to make Sheffield’s creative sector a more inclusive and better-connected place to work. 

What should I include in my profile?

Your profile will not be visible in the directory if you have not filled in your bio, listed your skills, and included at least a profile image. We would encourage you to add additional images of your work, links to your work, links to any professional website or social media and – if you’re comfortable doing so – an email address where you can be contacted professionally. 

I cannot see my vocation listed as a skill, what should I do?

Please select a discipline under “How would you describe your practice” that most closely matches your own. You can then specify your skills and areas of expertise under the “Primary Skills” and “Skills” field.

I no longer want to have my profile on the directory, what should I do?

Simply log into your account and go to your account settings, where there is an option to delete your profile. This will remove your data from the website.